This holistic approach considers not only pipeline inspection but also the integrity management of pipelines. Collecting inspection data is an important part of understanding an asset’s condition. However, collecting the data is only half the battle. Proper reporting and analysis along with further assessments of the data are important to properly use the data and extract the most valuable information from it. ROSEN’s approach does not rely solely on the most sophisticated technology; instead, it suggests an added-value approach to ensure that objectives and needs are understood.

Pipeline Integrity Framework

From March 15 to 18, 2021, the PTC will take place in a fully virtual format. ROSEN will participate as the Diamond Sponsor presenting the Pipeline Integrity Framework to the industry. During the virtual technology showcase, our experts will be available to connect with you and talk about our integrity management solutions. Over the course of the virtual conference, we will present four papers highlighting a wide range of pipeline integrity solutions ranging from the transition to hydrogen to pipeline data analytics. Please find more information about the topics we will present below.


The Energy Transition, in particular the focus on hydrogen, will have an impact on how we manage our (converted) pipelines. Many operators are currently in the initial stages of investigating possibilities to convert natural gas pipelines into hydrogen. This new challenge requires industry cooperation, which is why it is considered in the Pipeline Integrity Framework. The first step in determining whether pipelines are “hydrogen ready” is covered in the left part of the Pipeline Integrity Framework, including inspection technology selection.

Learn more and join our paper:

Existing Pipeline Materials and the Transition to Hydrogen
Presenter: Neil Gallon (ROSEN Group)
Co-authors: Lauren Guest, Roy van Elteren (ROSEN Group)


As part of the Pipeline Integrity Framework, the Integrity Management Plan serves as the basis for future investments and prioritization of activities to maintain and operate assets in a safe and reliable manner. This requires a good understanding of the prevalence of, for example, corrosion in pipelines in order to take proactive measures and mitigation that influence investment decisions.

Learn more and join our paper:

A Population-based Study on the Prevalence of Corrosion in Pipelines
Presenter: Érika Santana (ROSEN Group)
Co-authors: Roland Palmer-Jones, Michael Smith,
Matthew Capewell, Jonathan Martin, Konstantinos Pesinis (ROSEN Group)


Post-in-line inspection (ILI) excavations are an essential tool in the integrity arsenal to validate and verify the performance of an ILI tool and provide additional data that can be incorporated into post-ILI integrity assessments. In addition to supporting ILI, dig verification can also be used to validate material properties, increase confidence in feature characterization and even replace previously lost records that are vital for assessing the integrity of features identified by ILI.

Learn more and join our paper:

Advances in In-Field ILI Indication and Material Verification
Presenters: Tom Oldfield, Neil Gallon (ROSEN Group),
Co-authors: Phill Robson, David Baglin (ROSEN Group)

Data Management

With aging assets as an industry challenge, gathering, storing and utilizing available data about these assets is becoming increasingly important for developing appropriate maintenance strategies for safe operations. Together with recent advances in data analytics, supported by the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning, we are more capable of tracking the status of our pipelines than ever before.

Learn more and join our paper:

Data Analytics for Tracking the Deterioration of Pipelines
Presenters: Michael Smith, Matthew Capewell (ROSEN Group)
Co-author: Konstantinos Pesinis (ROSEN Group)

Tech Talks - Pipeline Integrity Framework Series - Recordings